Meet Our Specialists

Tara Albidrez




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Maureen DeBenedittis

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My name is Maureen DeBenedittis. I am originally from Wisconsin where I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I began teaching at Marion Earl in 1998. In 2002, I earned my master’s degree in counseling.

     I am married with 3 children. My children are 23, 16, and 13 years old. My two youngest attended Marion Earl ES. I love to spend as much time as I can with my family. We love hiking and traveling together.

     I am so excited to be making the transition from teacher to your school counselor this year! Marion Earl ES is my home away from home. The students and staff are my second family.

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Rochelle Graves

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My name is Rochelle Graves, I am the school psychologist and an advisor for our National Elementary Honor Society students at Marion Earl ES. My other school is Kenny Guinn STEM Academy. This will be my twenty-sixth year at both schools. I grew up in Reno, Nevada, received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California, and my Masters in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in California.  

 

I have a true passion for working with our students.  Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, and language. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment.
 

Personally, I love taking road trips throughout Nevada and to National Parks. This summer I went to six National Parks and four National Monuments!

This could be YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blair Richards

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I am the Physical Education at Marion Earl.  I have been teaching in Clark County for six years.  Prior to that I attended Penn State University, where I received my teaching certification in Health and PE grades K-12.  I also grew up in the town of Bellefonte, PA which is 15 minutes outside of Penn State. 

I made the journey in 2015 from Pennsylvania to Vegas to pursue my passion for teaching.  I can honestly say I have my dream job working as a PE teacher for Marion Earl.  Working with the staff, parents, and students is great joy for me and something I don’t take for granted. 

In my free time I enjoy being active by running and playing soccer.  I also support my favorite teams whether on tv or at the event.  My favorite teams are the Vegas Golden Knights, Penn State Nittany Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, and our United States Soccer National Team.

Michelle Rom

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Hello! My name is Michelle Rom and this is my 18th year teaching here at Marion Earl. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Pacific University. I moved to Las Vegas in 2005 to begin my teaching career. I have been married for 16 years to my wonderful husband, Scott and have two amazing children, Hayden (12 years old) and Bradley (10 years old). My daughter, Hayden, plays hockey for the Vegas Junior Golden Knights 14U girls travel team. My son, Bradley, plays club baseball for the Sin City Thunder 10U boys travel team. Most of my weekends and holidays are spent traveling to watch my children play hockey and baseball. In my spare time, I love to read, spend time with my family, and watch the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team. Go Knights Go!

Dr. J. Xilef Singson

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Hello, I’m Dr. Singson. I am delighted to serve our students and teachers at
Marion Earl Elementary School as the Math Learning Strategist where I have
been teaching since 2014.

 

My educational background and experiences are a fusion from the Philippines
and the USA. My wonderful wife Ethel and I love to travel and hang out with
family and friends during our free time.

 

In our diverse school of 26 languages or dialects, I found a niche, a community,
and a second home!

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Erin Sorenson

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Hello, I am Mrs. Sorensen, and I have the best job ever!  I get to combine two of the things that I love most: children, and art!  I am the Art Specialist here at Marion Earl Elementary.  I started my teaching career in 2003, and have been at Marion Earl since 2005.

 

I grew up in San Diego and Salt Lake City, but graduated from high school in Las Vegas. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 20 years and we have two beautiful boys who are 13 and 9, and a sweet dog named Jasper. 

 

Some of my loves are art, music, traveling, nature (especially trees), reading, chocolate chip cookies, rain, photography, astronomy, 

and kids. 

 

I love watching kids get excited about art and the things they are creating.  My goal is to help every child achieve their potential, and grow into kind and compassionate human beings.

 

“Art has the role in education of helping children become more like

 themselves instead of more like everyone else.”

~Sydney Gurewitz Clemens~

Anna Stein

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Dr. Stein is a Pre-K teacher and former Music teacher. She is originally from New Mexico and has lived in Nevada for the past 30 years. This is her 45th year of teaching. 

Lisa Terry

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Hello Eagles!

I am so excited to continue reading and learning with you this school year! This will be my 25th year teaching and my second year here as your Librarian at Marion Earl. My passion is books--reading books, talking about books, and helping my students find books that they will love. The Library is definitely where I was meant to be!

I was born in Colorado but have spent most my life in Las Vegas. My husband also works with kids as a Juvenile Probation Supervisor and we have a son and a daughter, Antonio and Maya. If I am not reading, you’ll probably find me doing yoga, walking my dogs, or spending time with family and friends.

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Terry